Now God be with us
Now God be with us, for the night is closing:
The light and darkness are of His disposing,
And �neath His shadow here to rest we yield us,
For He will shield us.
Let evil thoughts and spirits flee before us;
Till morning cometh, watch, O Master, o�er us;
In soul and body Thou from harm defend us,
Thine angels send us.
Let holy thoughts be ours when sleep o�ertakes us,
Our earliest thoughts be Thine when morning wakes us,
All day serve Thee, in all that we are doing,
Thy praise pursuing.
As Thy belov�d, soothe the sick and weeping,
And bid the prisoner lose his griefs in sleeping;
Widows and orphans, we to Thee commend them,
Do Thou befriend them.
We have no refuge, none on earth to aid us,
Save Thee, O Father, Who Thine own hast made us;
But Thy dear presence will not leave them lonely
Who seek Thee only.
Father, Thy Name be praised, Thy kingdom given,
Thy will be done on earth as �tis in Heaven;
Keep us in life, forgive our sins, deliver
Us now and ever!
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